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Psychology at Dordt

Be challenged. Be changed.


Do you enjoy learning how people think and heightening your understanding of people? A psychology degree from Dordt will help you develop the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare you for a life of discovery.

With a psychology degree you can enter the social work field, attend graduate school to continue your studies, or join forces with a corporation to tailor their messaging.

In the psychology program at Dordt you will get hands-on training through work experience, have the opportunity to attend sessions regarding graduate school preparation, develop close relationships with the faculty members, and attend at least six professional development events focusing on different parts of psychology.

Program Options

The psychology program provides opportunities for students to develop their skills, learn about available resources, and take advantage of individualized attention in a variety of ways.

  • Advanced Training Opportunities: students get hands-on training through work experiences. They take the types of testing and measurement classes that are usually offered only in graduate programs.
  • Graduate School Preparation: students have the opportunity to attend professor-led workshops on the various components of graduate school processes and opportunities.
  • Faculty Relationships: students will get to know their professors, and they get to know their students. Professors have students over for a fall welcome picnic, encourage them along the way, and host a dinner in the students' honor when they graduate. They help with resumes, job searches, and maybe even pull a prank or two!
  • Professional Development Opportunities: students attend at least six professional development events throughout the program designed to expose them to the many facets of the field of psychology. Those events include a spring lecture series, an APA Writing Style Workshop, and attending the Siouxland Undergraduate Research Conference.

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Dr. Mark Christians

Dr. Mark Christians
Professor of Psychology
Department Chair

CL 1115
(712) 722-6262

Dr. Luralyn Helming

Dr. Luralyn Helming
Professor of Psychology

CL 1114
(712) 722-6038

Dr. Bruce Vermeer

Dr. Bruce Vermeer
Professor of Psychology

CL 1110
(712) 722-6357